Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tutorial | Four Corners Pillow | by The Fabric Mutt

Today we're excited to share this exclusive 'Four Corners Pillow' tutorial from Heidi of The Fabric Mutt!  She shows us how to really show off the prints in Acorn Trail by fussy cutting the adorable little creatures.  Check it out!



Acorn Trail by Teagan White is one of my favorite new fall collections. Showcasing adorable critters, beautifully saturated colors, and just a touch of vintage style, these prints feel right at home in my house. My friends at Birch Fabrics were kind enough to send me a bundle of this fabric, and I thoroughly enjoyed coming up with a new tutorial for it: the Four Corners Pillow.


Every pillow needs a buddy, and I couldn't resist using leftover fabric squares to make an extra pillow featuring a traditional Around the World quilt block. Both of these pillows are quilted in soft peach Aurifil thread. I absolutely love the way they look together!



The backing of the main pillow features one of my favorite prints in the collection: Peonies in Blue. This fabric has such a great retro vibe, and the colors are gorgeous.

The Four Corners Pillow is a perfect weekend project. These blocks come together very quickly, and it's a great opportunity to play with color. In the directions below, I've given you the exact prints I used from the collection to help you get the same color blending that I have in the original. Enjoy!


Materials

fat quarter each of...
half yard of Peonies in Blue for backing
fat quarter of muslin
batting
coordinating thread
adhesive basting spray

Cutting

(1) 6 1/2" square of Acorn Trail Map for center square

(2) 2 1/2" squares and (2) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rectangles of Tonal Floral in Adobe for corner blocks

(2) 2 1/2" squares of Laundry Day for corner blocks

(4) 2 1/2" squares of Birds & Branches in Coral for side blocks

(2) 2 1/2" squares and (2) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rectangles of Nature Hike for corner blocks

(2) 2 1/2" squares of Bugs Tonal in Mint for corner blocks

(4) 2 1/2" squares of Peonies in Blue for side blocks

(4) 2 1/2" squares, (4) 2 1/2 x 6 1/2" rectangles, (2) 2 1/2 x 14 1/2" strips, and (2) 2 1/2 x 19" strips of Tonal Floral in Shell for side blocks and borders

(1) 20" square of batting for pillow top quilt sandwich

(1) 20" square of muslin for pillow top quilt sandwich

(2)13 1/2 x 18 1/2" rectangles of Peonies in Blue for envelope pillow backing



1. Make the side blocks. Sew together in a row one 2 1/2" square of Birds & Branches, one 2 1/2" square of Tonal Floral in Shell, and one 2 1/2" square of Peonies in Blue, paying careful attention to the photos in this step to see where the squares will lie, especially if you're using a directional fabric. Sew a 2 1/2 x 6 1/2" rectangle to the outer edge of each side block, again referring to the photo above.


Place the blocks around the center square of Acorn Trail Map.


2. Make the corner blocks, referring to the photo above as you sew two 2 1/2" squares together and then sew a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rectangle to the left or right side. Again, you'll need to be careful with your placement if you're using a directional fabric.


Place these blocks in the corners between the side blocks.


3. Sew the blocks together in rows. Then sew the rows together to form the center of the pillow top.


4. Sew the 2 1/2 x 14 1/2 strips of Tonal Floral in Shell to the sides of the quilt top. Then sew the 2 1/2 x 19" strips of Tonal Floral in Shell to the top and bottom of the quilt top (if necessary, you can piece together fabric to make your strips as I had to do with my top and bottom rows), trimming any excess off the sides to make a perfect square.


5. Make a quilt stack in this order from bottom to top: 20" square of muslin, 20" square of quilt batting, and pillow top (right side up). Baste the stack together with adhesive basting spray and then quilt as desired. Trim any excess batting and quilt backing fabric from the sides of the quilt top when you finish quilting.


6. Take one of the two pieces of 13 x 18 1/2" backing fabric. Along one of the 18 1/2" sides, fold the fabric under twice about 1/3 - 1/2". Sew 1/4" from the fold. Repeat with the other backing piece.


7. Make a stack from bottom to top: pillow top (right side up), one piece of backing fabric (right side down) lined up along the top edge of the pillow with the hemmed side pointed toward the lower edge, the other piece of backing fabric (right side down) lined up along the lower edge of the pillow with the hemmed side pointed toward the top edge. Use pins or clips all along the outside edge of the pillow to hold these three pieces together and sew 1/4" from that outer edge all the way around. Clip the corners, turn the pillow right side out, press, and then sew 1/4" from the outer edge of the pillow all the way around to finish it.



If you make a pillow of your own, please share it with us on Instagram! Tag it #fourcornerspillow and be sure to tag us @fabricmutt and @fabricworm. Get a head start on your fall decorating and make one this week!

Thank you Heidi, for sharing this beautiful tutorial with us!  Have a lovely weekend Fabricworms!
And don't forget that Acorn Trail comes in quilt-weight poplin, canvas, knit, and voile too!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Hammer & Nails by Peter Horjus!

Hello Fabricworms! My, oh my! We always try to offer up a special collection for all of you with little men in your families and this week is that oh so special week. We will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Hammer & Nails by Peter Horjus. Enter to win!



This collection just might inspire your little man to be a craftsmen or maybe to fall asleep. Get going on that little blanket you've been meaning to make him! 







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This giveaway ends on Sunday 10/5 @ 12 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Fall Fabricworms!




Attention all Fabricworms! 
We are so excited that Fall is finally here, we have a present for you all!
All orders of $10 or more placed on 9/24 & 9/25 will receive a FREE coordinating fat quarter with their purchase! Woohoo!! 
**Please no special requests on which fat quarter is included. We will do our best to coordinate with your order perfectly** :) 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Kokeshi by Suzy Ultman

Hello Fabricworms! It's finally here! Fall has finally arrived! Get ready for layering, the pumpkin flavored coffees, and maybe some extra holiday weight. To kick fall off we will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Kokeshi by Suzy Ultman. Enter to win!





Japanese Dolls with birds, lanterns, and geometric  circles make this wonderful collection special and unique! I think that perhaps you should get it...just saying. 




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This giveaway ends on Sunday 9/21 @ 12 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.





Monday, September 15, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Cleta in Monochrome Ride by Art Gallery

 Hello Fabricworms! As we nudge our way into fall, I'm sure we will be featuring plenty of bundles with reds and yellows, but it's not fall yet!. This week we are giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Art Gallery's Cleta in Monochrome Ride. Enter to win!




Either by day or night, riding a bicycle is a delightful experience. Submerge yourself in this pedaling adventure where the views are influenced by rich colors seen through the sunlight and the equally captivating lack of them through the shadows. Hold tight and enjoy the ride.












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Friday, September 12, 2014

15% Off Select Moda Fabrics! Now thru 9/18!



Happy Friday Fabricworms! This week our sale is 15Off Select Moda fabrics! From Bonnie & Camille to Eric & Julie Comstock and more! Sadly, all good things must come to an end - this Sale will end Thursday 9/18 @ 8 AM PST
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Feature! | Create Accounts with Fabricworm.com!


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Oh Clementine in Red/Green

 Hello Fabricworms! I hope you all aren't too bogged down with work, school, and life. Hopefully you have a few moments to enjoy the last of summertime. With that in mind, we will be giving away a summer-inpired collection. This week we are giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Oh Clementine in Red/Green by Windham Fabrics. Enter to win!





In her second collection for Windham Fabrics, Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew, has created Oh Clementine, a collection that recalls summer afternoons on a farm... with waving sunflowers, red-cheeked apples and meadow wildflowers. With bright reds punctuating more serene blues, grays and greens, this collection is the perfect mix for your next patchwork quilt.



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This giveaway ends on Sunday 9/15 @ 12 pm PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.





Monday, September 1, 2014

Fabricworm Giveaway: Leah Duncan's Gramercy in Nightfall

 Hello Fabricworms! I hope you have all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend with your families. While your all getting over your relaxing holiday, be sure to enter for our new giveaway. This week we are giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Leah Duncan's Gramercy in Nightfall. Enter to win!











This collection will take you directly into an urban cityscape with an elegant palette of azure, marigold & black, Gramercy captures the shimmering lights, aerial views & the circuitry underneath it all to create a metropolitan enchantment.



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